Bucknell signs 12 players as part of early signing period

LEWISBURG — Bucknell football coach Joe Susan announced the signing of 12 players to National Letters of Intent on Wednesday as part of NCAA football’s first ever early signing period.

“We are fortunate to be able to sign twelve student-athletes in this year’s initial signing period,” Susan said. “This group represents the start of an outstanding class that will become complete in the early part of the month of February.”

The players hail from five states: New Jersey (3), Pennsylvania (3), Texas (3), New York and Ohio as well as Washington, D.C. The class is already balanced as nine different position groups are represented, including two each at offensive line, wide receiver and cornerback.

In addition, nine of the players had at least one family member who was a collegiate athlete while two had a relative play in the National Football League.

“This signing class represents a great deal of effort by our recruits, their parents and our coaches in doing what it takes to make sure they will be great additions to Bucknell,” Susan said. “This reflects these young men’s excellence as students, as athletes and, more importantly, as people who will thrive at Bucknell. They will benefit by their experience here and will have a positive impact on our campus by their presence at this special place.”

Susan and the Bison football staff will continue to add to the class of 2022 during the traditional signing period of February 7 through April 1.